Over the weekend, I went and saw The Great American Trailer Park Musical. I had no idea what it would be about, but was pleased with the performance. It was written by Betsy Kelso and David Nehls, and originally presented in the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The version I saw at Pit and Balcony was directed by Jim Gaertner.
|The program from Pit and Balcony|
The musical was a comedy about a five characters living in Armadillo Acres. Linoleum "Lin", whose husband is on Death Row, Betty, who owns the trailer park, and Donna "Pickles," who is a married 17-year old who always believes she is pregnant, help take the audience through the story of what happened when Pippi, a stripper on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend, Duke, moves into the trailer park. Two other characters in the play are Jeannie Garstecki, who became agoraphobic after her baby was kidnapped, and her husband Norbert Garstecki.
|Cast in the Florida Community College Jackson version. *|
|The opening scene of the musical done by the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. *|
|Kensington Arts Theatre's version.*|
* Unfortunately cameras are not allowed and they do not have any pictures up, so these were obtained through Google Image Search.